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SC orders immediate removal of marquee, offices in Hindu Gymkhana

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court, has ordered the immediate removal of marquee and temporary offices at the Hindu Gymkhana in Karachi.  According to details, the case of transfer of NAPA from Hindu Gymkhana was heard in the Karachi Registry of the

SC orders removal of all encroachments along Gujjar, Orangi drains

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Monday vacated the stay orders of the Sindh High Court (SHC) against anti-encroachment operations and ordered to complete them at the earliest. The order was issued by a three-member bench of Supreme Court headed by

Judicial Commission fails to confirm Justice Ayesha Malik’s elevation to SC

ISLAMABAD: The Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) on Thursday failed to confirm the elevation of Justice Ayesha Malik of the Lahore High Court to the Supreme Court. A meeting of commission chaired by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed

Hindu temple attack: SC orders immediate arrest of all culprits

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) on Friday ordered to immediately arrest the perpetrators responsible for vandalizing a Hindu temple in Bhong town of Rahim Yar Khan. The apex court heard a suo moto notice taken by Chief Justice

Trudeau appoints first judge of colour to Canada’s Supreme Court

OTTAWA: Justin Trudeau has nominated the first judge of color to sit on Canada’s Supreme Court, a historic first in an institution that has only ever had white justices in its 146-year existence. Mahmud Jamal, who has been a judge

Pavilion End Club urges to save jobs and recreation

KARACHI: The management of Pavilion End Club released an official statement regarding the orders of demolition by the Supreme Court. The statement said the Supreme Court passed an order to demolish Aladin Shopping Mall and Pavilion End Club in a

SC orders to raze Pavilion End Club, Aladin Park Shopping Mall in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has declared the Pavilion End Club and Aladin Park Shopping Mall as illegal and ordered to demolish the structures within two days. During hearing at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry, the apex court declared both structures

SC rejects plea to halt anti-encroachment drive along Gujjar, Orangi drains

KARACHI: The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday revoked a stay against anti-encroachment drive along the Gujjar and Orangi drains in Karachi. Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed heard a case at the Karachi registry against the razing of

Govt withdraws appeal against LHC’s order allowing Shehbaz to travel abroad

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court disposed of the appeal as the federal government on Wednesday withdrew its petition against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision allowing PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif to travel abroad. The LHC had granted “one-time” permission to Shehbaz

Justice Isa case: SC’s registrar office objects to govt’s review petition

ISLAMABAD: The government has approached the Supreme Court to challenge the apex court’s judgement on review petitions in Justice Qazi Fae Isa case, which has been returned by the registrar with objections. The Supreme Court’s registrar office, however, returned the

Ex-DG FIA Bashir Memon retracts allegations against PM

ISLAMABAD: Just days after his tirade, Former Director General Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Bashir Memon retracted his allegations against Prime Minister Imran Khan for ordering him to file a case against Supreme Court Justice Qazi Faez Isa. Memon, who alleged

SC orders demolition of high-rise tower in Karachi

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has ordered the demolition of the high-rise building Nasla Tower located on Karachi’s Shahrah-e Quaideen. Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed on Thursday resumed hearing on petitions against the encroachments on Shahrah-e-Faisal and Sharah-e-Quaideen at the Karachi Registry.

Supreme Court orders to restore local bodies in Punjab

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has restored the local government system in Punjab and termed the Local Bodies Act 2019 in contradiction with the Constitution of Pakistan. A bench of the Supreme Court headed by CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed, terming section

Supreme Court suspends NA-75 Daska by-election

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Thursday delayed the National Assembly by-election for NA-75 in Daska which was earlier supposed to be held on April 10. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had ordered re-polling in the constituency after

Justice Faez Isa’s wife urges SC to initiate contempt proceedings against Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: The wife of Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa has filed an application to initiate contempt of court proceedings against Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. In a tweet last week, Fawad Chaudhry said that he had

SC nullifies Agha Siraj Durrani’s post-arrest bail

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday set aside the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) verdict granting bail to Speaker of Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial heard the

SC declines to suspend ECP’s decision on Daska re-polling

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court declined a petition by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate to suspend re-polling in NA-75 (Sialkot-IV) Daska as per an earlier decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan. The ECP had declared the by-poll held on February 19

PTI challenges NA-75 Daska re-polling in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has challenged the Election Commission of Pakistan’s (ECP) decision of re-polling at all polling stations in the NA-75 Daska in the Supreme Court. The petition has been moved by a PTI candidate from Daska Ali Asjad

Secret balloting and transparency

The Supreme Court announced its opinion on the presidential reference regarding the Senate elections and maintained that polls will be through secret ballot. The move was not entirely surprising as the court was expected to refer the matter to parliament

Senate elections will be held by secret balloting: Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday issued its verdict on a presidential ordinance seeking an open ballot in the upcoming Senate elections. The top court has ruled that the secret balloting will be held for the Senate polls

PPP files plea against presidential reference in Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan People’s Party has filed a plea with the Supreme Court of Pakistan against a presidential reference seeking advice on open ballot for the upcoming Senate elections. The petition was filed by PPP Secretary and former senator Farhatullah

Justice Qazi Faiz Isa seeks copy of SC’s verdict against him

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court Judge Qazi Faiz Issa has sought a copy of the apex court’s decision restraining him from hearing cases against the prime minister. In a letter to the Registrar of the Supreme Court, Justice Isa who was part

SC restrains Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases against PM

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed has restrained Justice Qazi Faez Isa from hearing cases involving the Prime Minister of Pakistan as he has filed a petition against the premier in his personal capacity. The development came during a case pertaining

Govt to respect SC’s verdict on Senate open ballot: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi termed the Supreme Court as the most appropriate forum for interpretation of the constitution and said the government would respect its verdict on the open ballot in Senate elections. The foreign minister said the

ECP to hold local govt polls in Punjab, KP in phases: SC informed

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Thursday submitted the dates for local government elections in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Cantonment Boards in the Supreme Court. The election commission informed the apex court that the local government elections

SC annuls ECP order against PTI MPA over fake degree

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday annulled a decision by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to register a case against PTI MPA Faisal Zaman for possessing a fake degree. Faisal Zaman was elected a member of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly

Daniel Pearl case: SC orders shifting prime suspect from death cell

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a review petition seeking suspension of the Sindh High Court’s acquittal verdict in the Daniel Pearl murder case. A bench of the apex court headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial dismissing the petition

Daniel Pearl case: SC defers release of prime accused till tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the release of the prime accused in Daniel Pearl murder case till tomorrow (Tuesday) while hearing review petition of the Sindh government. The one-day extension has been granted on the request of the

Daniel Pearl case: SC to hear review petition on Feb 1

ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan will hear the review petition filed by the Sindh government against the acquittal of the prime suspect in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by

Daniel Pearl case: Sindh govt files review petition against SC verdict

KARACHI: The Sindh government moved a petition in the Supreme Court seeking review of its decision upholding the acquittal and ordering the release of the prime suspect Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh in the murder case of American journalist Daniel Pearl.